One of Manny’s finest DJ/producers Anz offers this funked-up ‘Invitation 2 Dance’ on Finn’s 2 B Real following her introductory EP for Chow Down and production for grime gob Jammz
Built to spec as ammo for both her own sets and Finn’s, the EP shots flavas for all ravers in four parts, gearing up with a transition from ‘80s laser-funk chops to early ‘90s rave noise and hardcore breaks in ‘No Harm’, before ‘Helps Your Two Hips Move’ does it loosey goosey with spannered dembow claps synched to ghetto-tech electro bounce.
‘But At Least We Have This’ brings a big splash of colour to the EP with Todd Edwards-style vocal cut-ups and wavey AF G-funk leads on a skippy charge recalling Finn’s style, and the EP’s killer title cut winds up on a darkside electro pivot replete with pinging cowbells and vocoder vox.
Anz sez: “to the boys who used to muscle me off the decks at house parties. Play these ones loud.”
Finn sweetly balances funked-up garage positivity and subtle melancholy in his latest volley for Local Action
A conceptual partner piece to 2017’s raved-about EP ‘Sometimes The Going Gets A Little Tough’, this follow-up also explores the dancefloor dichotomy of ups and downs, toggling the emotional register with MDMA-like therapeutic qualities.
Bringing the vibe up from the belly to head-thizzing effect with the filter-funk of ‘Find You’, his sample-hunting skills are in sterling effect across the EP, most poignantly in the pitched-up, Gary-jawed tremble and smooth Reese bass rolige of ‘Friends & Lovers’, and with slamming friday night Northern Soul buzz in ‘I Know, I Know’, while his title track tends to your tail feather with infectious swing, and ‘You’re Fine’ brings the EP, and this current phase of Finn’s production to a close with perfect measure of warm nostalgia and gently insistent, PLUR positivity that, quite crucially, doesn’t feel heavy-handed or overwrought, just right.